Warrington Borough Council to host social work apprenticeship events

Warrington Borough Council will be holding two events in July to showcase opportunities for people to join its social work apprenticeship programme. The events – one of which will be in person, the other one online – will provide information about the apprenticeships on offer in both children’s and adult social care services at the […]

ACTION-PACKED SCHEDULE OF EVENTS PLANNED FOR ST HELENS ORAL HISTORY FESTIVAL

Film premieres, poetry and the opportunity to listen to past stories about St Helens from local residents dating back decades will feature as part of a festival to celebrate the wonderful, diverse people of the borough. Through a week of events taking place in libraries and other venues, St Helens Oral History Festival will bring […]

Results of governance consultation published

The results of a consultation on how Liverpool should be governed from 2023 have been published. The option that received the most votes from residents was the Mayoral model. In March, Liverpool City Council launched a three-month consultation asking residents:“How would you like Liverpool City Council to be run?”. The consultation, which was held online […]

Brand-new work and skills strategy to help everyone in Manchester succeed

A brand-new work and skills strategy for the city to help ensure that everyone living in Manchester, regardless of their age or background, reaches their full potential in life and work and can share in the city’s success, has been approved this week by the council’s Executive. The new strategy sets out a city-wide approach […]

LIMF economic boost is music to Liverpool’s ears!

Taking place from Friday 29 to Sunday 31 July in a brand-new home, Liverpool International Music Festival can reveal the three-day event is set to generate nearly half a million pounds in revenue for the city. In a change to previous years, this year’s LIMF will see a city-centre takeover of around 25 venues and outdoor locations. […]

FOR THE RECORD – LULU IS COMING TO RUNCORN!

From Shout to James Bond, Lulu is a bona fide British music legend and she will be coming to The Brindley Theatre on May 25 next year. On the eve of the 60th anniversary of Shout, she’ll be touring the UK for the first time since Autumn 2019 with her most intimate show to date, For the Record. For […]

THE BRINDLEY GALLERY RE-OPENS

The Brindley Theatre Gallery in Runcorn has re-opened after a hiatus of almost two years due to the Covid pandemic. The popular exhibition space at the award-winning venue has hosted exhibitions by national and International artists, but currently focuses on local artists. The current exhibition is by artist Doug Kewley. Doug says: “I am happy […]

TOP AUTHORS TO ENCOURAGE ST HELENS YOUNGSTERS TO GO CREATIVE AT FESTIVAL OF IMAGINATION

Top authors will be passing on their literary tips to youngsters in St Helens borough next month when a special Festival of Imagination launches across three different venues. The two-day event, to be staged on Friday July 22nd and Saturday July 23rd, will see renowned authors including Phil Earle, Mark Lowery and local author Rachel Lyon […]

Medals designer announced for World Gymnastics Championships

The World Gymnastics Championships Liverpool 2022 (WGC2022) has announced that Wirral-based designer, Amy Flynn, will design the medals for the upcoming Championships. The medals, which take inspiration from the streets of the city and Liverpool’s rich cultural heritage, will be awarded to the world’s best artistic gymnasts from this October. Liverpool based Bluecoat Display Centre, […]

A Life Less Ordinary – campaign to find adoptive parents

You Can Adopt has launched ‘A Life Less Ordinary’, a new campaign to find parents for children waiting longest to be adopted. With latest data revealing there are enough prospective adopters for most children waiting to be adopted, the campaign is focused on finding the right adopters for specific groups of children that face the […]